Great British Railway Journeys, Series 5 Episode guide

  1. Brighton to Chichester

    20/20 Michael Portillo discovers the history behind the extraordinary Pavilion at Brighton.

    First broadcast: 31 Jan 2014

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  2. Faversham to Dorking

    19/20 Michael Portillo heads into Surrey where he blow-dries a hen in Dorking.

    First broadcast: 30 Jan 2014

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  3. Ilford to Rochester

    18/20 Michael heads along the Essex bank of the Thames before crossing the river into Kent.

    First broadcast: 29 Jan 2014

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  4. Ipswich to Chelmsford

    17/20 Michael Portillo visits an agricultural implement works with its own railway sidings.

    First broadcast: 28 Jan 2014

  5. Norwich to Brandon

    16/20 In Norwich Castle, Michael uncovers the Victorian public's gory fascination with crime.

    First broadcast: 27 Jan 2014

  6. Cheltenham to Wolverhampton

    15/20 Michael Portillo joins battle re-enactors in Tewkesbury before reaching Wolverhampton.

    First broadcast: 24 Jan 2014

  7. Chippenham to Gloucester

    14/20 Michael Portillo finds out why Gloucester station became known for lost luggage.

    First broadcast: 23 Jan 2014

  8. Wokingham to Bradford-on-Avon

    13/20 Michael learns how the railways fuelled the development of the modern printing press.

    First broadcast: 22 Jan 2014

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  9. Winchfield to Crowthorne

    12/20 Michael Portillo is put through his paces when he visits the army camp at Aldershot.

    First broadcast: 21 Jan 2014

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  10. Southampton to Basingstoke

    11/20 Michael Portillo learns to set table aboard a luxury liner before heading to Basingstoke.

    First broadcast: 20 Jan 2014

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  11. Nottingham to Leeds

    10/20 Michael visits Mansfield, Worksop and Doncaster before auditioning at a Leeds music hall.

    First broadcast: 17 Jan 2014

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  12. Leicester to Loughborough

    9/20 Michael learns about the discovery of Richard III's remains in Leicester.

    First broadcast: 16 Jan 2014

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  13. Northampton to Nuneaton

    8/20 From Northampton, town of shoemakers, Michael goes on to Rugby, Coventry and Nuneaton.

    First broadcast: 15 Jan 2014

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  14. Bletchley to Newport Pagnell

    7/20 Michael visits Wolverton, the first purpose-built railway town and learns to make vellum.

    First broadcast: 14 Jan 2014

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  15. London Euston to Cheddington

    6/20 Michael Portillo travels from Euston to Cheddington, scene of the Great Train Robbery.

    First broadcast: 13 Jan 2014

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  16. Honley to Chesterfield

    5/20 Michael visits one of the first stately homes to welcome visitors by rail - Chatsworth.

    First broadcast: 10 Jan 2014

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  17. Haworth to Huddersfield

    4/20 Michael visits the home of the three Bronte sisters in Worth Valley, Yorkshire.

    First broadcast: 09 Jan 2014

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  18. Preston to Rochdale

    3/20 Michael celebrates Victorian trade with the Preston Guild.

    First broadcast: 08 Jan 2014

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  19. Southport to Leyland

    2/20 Continuing through the North West, Michael visits Southport, Wigan, Bolton and Leyland.

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2014

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  20. Manchester to Birkenhead

    1/20 Michael finds out how Manchester gave birth to a revolutionary political movement.

    First broadcast: 06 Jan 2014

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